Learn about mental illness from people who have been there and know what you're going through.
IOOV is set up as presentations by trained speakers sharing compelling and personal testimonies of living with and overcoming the challenges posed by mental illness. Audience participation and discussion are encouraged, and a brief video with a variety of stories accompanies the presentation. By broadening people's understanding and knowledge of mental illness, we replace misunderstanding, stigma, fear and judgement with insight, understanding, awareness and acceptance.
- Lasts from 60-90 minutes
- Is offered free of charge
- Is delivered to a variety of audiences
- Follows a structured format covering issues frequently faced by those dealing with mental illness
The program can be adapted to meet the special needs of the audience upon request.
You and your group can schedule an In Our Own Voice presentation for your group. Learn from men and women whose lives were interrupted by mental illness, but who are now role models for hope and recovery.
For more information, please visit nami.org/ioov, or call the NAMI HelpLine at 1 (800) 950-NAMI (6264), or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You and your group will be assisted in setting up a presentation in your area.